Monthly Archives: November 2012

Another bad accident at Space Mountain as a contractor breaks several bones


Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

A 37-year-old subcontractor, working for HSG Inc., fell while cleaning the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland Wednesday, breaking a leg, his right collarbone and several ribs, on Nov. 21, according to ABC News.

The worker was cleaning the roof in a bosun chair when it came loose shortly after 7 a.m., according to Anaheim Fire Marshal Jeff Lutz, according to CBS News. Continue reading

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort have arrived!


Picture courtesy of Disneyland’s Facebook page

The Disneyland Resort has rolled out its seasonal offerings with Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.

This years itinerary for the resort include:

Disneyland “Believe…In Holiday Magic” Fireworks Spectacular A Christmas Fantasy Parade “it’s a small world” Holiday Haunted Mansion Holiday Jingle Jangle Jamboree (New)
DCA Mad T Party Holiday Overlay (New) World of Color Holiday (New) Buena Vista Street overlay (New) CarsLand overlay (New) Santa Claus at Elias & Co. (New)

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Mitt Romney caught hanging out at Disneyland


Photo courtesy of Twitter

Failed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Disneyland yesterday and was caught in pictures that ended up on a number of Twitter feeds. 

Usually winners go to Disneyland but Romney not only lost – he has since been roundly criticized by many members of his own party, for his ongoing ridiculous comments. Continue reading

Highlights from the Disney Company’s 4th Quarter Earnings Report


The Disney Company reported their fiscal year and fourth quarter earnings earlier this month.  Here are a few highlights from that report:

  • Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the year increased 24% to $3.13 from $2.52 in the prior year. For the quarter, diluted EPS was $0.68 compared to $0.58 in the prior-year quarter. Excluding certain items affecting comparability as detailed below, EPS for the year increased 21% to $3.07 from $2.54 in the prior year and EPS for the quarter increased 15% to $0.68 from $0.59 in the prior-year quarter.
  • Operating income at Cable Networks increased $471 million to $5.7 billion for the year due to growth at ESPN and the worldwide Disney Channels and an increase in equity income. The increase at ESPN was driven by higher affiliate and advertising revenue, partially offset by higher programming costs. Higher affiliate revenue was due to contractual rate increases while the increase in advertising revenue was primarily due to higher rates. Continue reading

Wreck it Ralph is anything but a wreck


I took the kids to see the Wreck it Ralph movie yesterday.  We loved it!  The cast was amazing.  Click here to see whose voices were featured in the film.

The Wreck it Ralph character was voiced by John C. Reilly, one of my favorite actors. You may remember him as Will Ferrell’s friend and competitor in Talladega Nights.  He also starred in Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story and in this year’s “The Dictator.” Continue reading

The Walt Disney Company donates $2 million for Hurricane Sandy relief


November 1, 2012

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY COMMITS $2 MILLION FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF AND REBUILDING EFFORTS

BURBANK, Calif., November 1, 2012 – The Walt Disney Company announced today a $2 million cash commitment to the relief and rebuilding efforts for those severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. One million dollars will be donated to the American Red Cross for immediate, critical assistance, and another $1 million will be designated for organizations working on rebuilding efforts. In addition, Cast Member and employee eligible donations to organizations involved in disaster relief will be matched, dollar for dollar, by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation. Continue reading